Museums & Heritage

Duluth is rich in history and heritage, having been built on the logging, mining, and shipping industries from the late 1800s and early 1900s. Within easy walking distance from the resort is the Lake Superior Maritime Museum, which is located at the foot of a historical landmark, the Aerial Lift Bridge. A seasonal trolley ride away from the resort (June – Aug.), is the William A. Irvin Iron Ore Boat Museum, Lake Superior Railroad Museum, North Shore Scenic Railroad, St. Louis County Heritage and Arts Center, and the Duluth Depot. Duluth has over 30 places listed in The National Register of Historic Places to visit and enjoy. The remains of The Park Point Lighthouse, located at the end of Park Point, is one of the historic sites listed. Glensheen Mansion offers a variety of tours of the historic estate and is a guest favorite. Located on the Lakewalk is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean Veterans Memorial. The Port Town Trolley is a replica of a trolley operated in Duluth in earlier times and runs daily from 11:30am-7:00pm from June – August. It is air conditioned and provides rides from Canal Park to various museums, events, and sites within the downtown, and Bayfront areas. Children love to ride on it and it’s a great family photograph opportunity.

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Located in Duluth

At the far end of Park Point stands a lonely monument representing a significant era of the Duluth-Superior Harbor history. The ruins of the old Minnesota Point Lighthouse stand tribute to a long faded memory of our rich nautical heritage making this one of Duluth’s famous attractions.

Duluth, MN 56802
Located in Duluth

Dedicated on August 21, 2003, the Korean Veterans Memorial honors the men and women who served in the Korean conflict. This is one of the many memorials in Duluth bringing sightseeing and historic attractions to the city.

On the Lakewalk
Duluth, MN 55802
Seasonal Trolley Ride

Learn about all the Lake Superior Museums housing the finest collection of Railroad Equipment in the country. With interactive exhibits as well as historic facts from the region, the Lake Superior Railroad Museum is a must-visit attraction in Duluth.

506 W. Michigan St
Duluth, MN 55802
Located in Duluth

The light and attached fog horn building sits within a 10-mile (16 km) long sand bar – stretching between the ports of Duluth and Superior. This attraction is a fun beach visit while seeing all that the lighthouse offers.

Superior, WI 54880
Located in Duluth
Rainy Day Fun, Summer, Winter

Sustaining visual arts in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Features exhibitions, museums, culture and artist services .

506 W. Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55802